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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

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Dutch Dinner and Evening Walk in Old Amsterdam Accompanied by your tour director, stroll through some of Amsterdam's oldest streets and view historical 17th century buildings, monuments and the Oude Church. A typical dinner in a cozy restaurant is included.

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person


Volendam, Its Windmill, Cheese Farm and Dutch Dinner Visit a Dutch cheese farm and windmill, before enjoying a typical Dutch dinner with drinks in a local restaurant in the quaint fishing village of Volendam, where many inhabitants still wear traditional costumes.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person


Excursion to Trier and Dinner A short drive takes you to Trier, Germany's oldest city. With more than 2,000 years of history and unique monuments to a glorious past, it is well placed on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites. The guided tour includes Porta Nigra, the cathedral, the Church of our Lady, the Roman Imperial Throne Room, and the Imperial Baths. After time at leisure, enjoy a 3-course dinner in a typical restaurant.

Approximate value: €65 EUR per person


Dinner in Brussels A famous movie of the late 60s was "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium".... maybe today is not Tuesday....but you are most definitely in Belgium. So, why not take this chance to try a typical Belgian 3-course dinner with two drinks and coffee, at a traditional restaurant in Brussels?

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person


Excursion to Antwerp Belgium's second-largest city boasts a historic past, magnificent buildings, and interesting sights. Meet your Local Guide and walk to the Plantin-Moretus Museum with its array of printing presses and the Gutenberg Bible. Admire the Old Town's most important monuments and visit the Cathedral of Our Lady with two of the most important panel paintings by Rubens, and the 17th-century Rockox House, former home of Antwerp mayor Nicolaas Rockox, patron and friend of arts. Time to stroll through the pedestrian area with its many shops.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person


Cooking Class in Paris: French Market and Tasting Visit a Parisian market and buy fresh typical products for your cooking class and prepare your lunch. At the cooking class, you will prepare a main course and a dessert that you will enjoy during a lunch accompanied by wine and cheese. The chef will also make you discover French wines during the lunch. Simple and original recipes to enjoy an unusual culinary experience in Paris! Included : One way metro ticket, hostess; visit of a typical French Market with a culinary specialist, at the market, purchase of food for cooking class, a one hour cooking class, a tasting lunch (main course and dessert) served with 2 wines and some cheese.

Approximate value: €165 EUR per person


D-Day: Normandy & Landing Beaches This full-day minibus excursion includes a visit to Pointe du Hoc, known for the WWII assault by heroic Rangers, and the American Cemetery in Colleville, where immaculately kept rows of white crosses and Stars of David commemorate the Americans who died. Also see Omaha Beach, the code name for one of the main landing points for the Allied invasion of German-occupied France on June 6 1944. After an included lunch (drinks included) in the village of Crepon, see the ruins of Arrommanches' artificial harbor, built by the Allies in 15 days, and watch The Price of Freedom at the Arromanches 360 Cinema. Stop at Juno Beach for a guided visit and explore the remains of the Atlantic Wall before returning to Paris.

Approximate value: €245 EUR per person


Dinner & Show At Lido - Menu Bonheur Enjoy dinner and a cabaret show at the Lido, located on the famous Champs-Elysees. Its revues have added sparkle to the City of Light since 1946. Menu Bonheur: Vegetables & crab tartare, herb salad & cream of sea urchin or duck foie gras, sweet wine & peach gelee, medallions of monkfish, marniere-style garnish or pan-seared veal, stuffed vegetables, exotic delight pistachio/pineapple blanc manger, lemon sorbet or crunchy-Lido coated in dark chocolate, 1/2 bottle of champagne Brut Lido Premiere cru or 1/2 bottle of wine.

Approximate value: €278 EUR per person


Dinner & Show At Lido - Menu Plaisir Enjoy dinner and a cabaret show at the Lido, located on the famous Champs-Elysees. Its revues have added sparkle to the City of Light since 1946. Menu Plaisir: Half-cooked salmon, preserved vegetables from the south, Henri IV poultry breast, stock flavored with foie gras, chocolate dessert with red fruit flavors, 1/2 bottle of champagne or 1/2 bottle of wine.

Approximate value: €225 EUR per person


Dinner Cruise - Marina De Paris Enjoy a romantic dinner "Saveurs Menu" comfortably seated by the window on a glass-covered boat of the Marina de Paris. The 2-hour cruise on the Seine will allow you to discover an illuminated Paris in the evening.

Approximate value: €150 EUR per person


Dinner Show At Moulin Rouge - Menu Belle Époque Enjoy an unforgettable evening with dinner and a cabaret show at the famous Moulin Rouge, home of the French Cancan for more than a century. Menu Belle Epoque: Mise en Bouche / Duck Foie Gras with Sea Salt, Mango Vinaigrette, "Roquette" Salad and Grilled Toast or Lobster thin Pie "a la Parisienne", Crushed Tomato and Lobster Chiboust Cream, Herbs Salad / Fried Sea Bass Fillet, Creamy Risotto with Wood Mushrooms, Meadow Mushroom Cream or Sirloin Steak "1889", Small Fried Potatoes with Thyme, French Beans with Fresh Butter, Pepper Sauce /"Saint Honore" with Raspberries, Light Whipped Cream, Crunchy Caramel Pastry or "Moulin Rouge" Opera Pastry, Chocolate Wings, Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce or Gourmandise of Three Chocolates "Echiquier" Pastry, Crispy Chocolate Pearls and 1/2 bottle of champagne.

Approximate value: €315 EUR per person


Dinner Show At Moulin Rouge - Menu Mistinguette Enjoy an unforgettable evening with dinner and a cabaret show at the famous Moulin Rouge, home of the French Cancan for more than a century. Menu Mistinguette: Terrine of Duck Foie Gras "Montmartre", Fruit Chutney or "Mistinguett" King Prawns with Smoked Spices, Vegetable Tartar, Vinaigrette with Herbs / "Frou Frou" Sauteed Corn-Fed Chicken Supreme, Morel Cream and Fresh Pasta or "Cabaret" Baked Salmon Fillet, French White Butter, Boiled Potatoes and Grape Tomatoes on the Vine /"Tendresse" of Red Berries, Fruity Marshmallows and Raspberry Sauce or Gourmandise of Three Chocolates "Echiquier" Pastry, Crispy Chocolate Pearls and 1/2 bottle of wine.

Approximate value: €269 EUR per person


Dinner Show At Moulin Rouge - Menu Toulouse Lautrec Enjoy an unforgettable evening with dinner and a cabaret show at the famous Moulin Rouge, home of the French Cancan for more than a century. Menu Toulouse Lautrec: "Festival" of Norwegian Smoked Salmon Tarama, Trout Roe and Avruga Grilled Toast or "Feerie" Stuffed Dover Sole Tangy Cream and Young Shoots in Salad / Steamed Gilt Head Sea Bream, Champagne Sauce, Mashed Potatoes or "Valentin" Saute of Veal, White Supreme Sauce Pilaf Rice and Small White Onions / Moulin Rouge Opera Pastry, Chocolate Wings Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce or "Tendresse" of Red Berries Fruity Marshmallows and Raspberry Sauce and 1/2 bottle of champagne.

Approximate value: €283 EUR per person


Discovery Of Champagne See the vineyards of the Champagne region as you travel by minibus along the country roads to the historic village of Hautvillers, the birthplace of champagne. Visit the cellar of a local wine grower and sample the vineyards' champagne. Discover the world-famous Moet & Chandon cellars, where you can also enjoy a glass of champagne. Stop in Reims for a short visit of the cathedral, a gothic masterpiece where the kings of France came to be crowned. A traditional Champagne region lunch with drinks is included.

Approximate value: €230 EUR per person


Disneyland® Paris (1 day ticket/2 parks) Make the most of your Paris stay and discover Disneyland® Paris. Enjoy an unforgettable day with memories that will stay with you forever. Meet Mickey Mouse and his friends as he is taking time out to welcome its guests in Fantasyland®. Then enjoy Disney Magic on Parade with all Disney amazing characters. The combined ticket gives the possibility to visit both parks on the same day and to go from one park to the other as many times as wanted.

Approximate value: €119 EUR per person


Loire Castles and Lunch Visit the 11th-century gothic (with renaissance additions) Amboise Castle, a favorite of French kings and where Henry II and his wife, Catherine de' Medici, raised their children. Also see nearby Clos Luce, which is connected to Amboise Castle by an underground passage, where as a guest of the king, Leonardo da Vinci came in 1515 to live and work until his death in 1519. Visit renaissance Chenonceau Castle, built over the River Cher and a gift from Henry II to his mistress, Diane de Poitiers. After his death, Queen Catherine took over this castle as her own favorite residence. Enjoy an included lunch with drinks and stop to view and photograph the largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chambord Castle.

Approximate value: €244 EUR per person


Mont St. Michel Including Lunch Enjoy the landscapes of the Normandy region on a guided excursion to 11th-century Mont Saint Michel Abbey, located on a rocky island in an immense bay with the highest tides in Europe. The first small church was built and consecrated here in 709 at the request of the Archangel Michel to the Bishop of Avranches. During the Middle Ages, it became a great spiritual and intellectual center, and was one of the most important places of pilgrimage for nearly one thousand years. People traveled to the abbey by roads called "paths to paradise," hoping for the assurance of eternity. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant that faces the island and time to stroll around the village.

Approximate value: €195 EUR per person


Paris Full Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before, a private tour with a professional, fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Paris. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. After all, it is your trip! Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system - whether by metro, bus, tram, train (train de banlieue commuter train or Grandes Lignes main line train), taxi, or even Batobus. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe the choice is yours!
Approximate value: €439 EUR per group


Paris Half Day Private Guided Tour (Afternoon Excursion)

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before, a private tour with a professional, fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Paris. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. After all, it is your trip! Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system - whether by metro, bus, tram, train (train de banlieue commuter train or Grandes Lignes main line train), taxi, or even Batobus. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe the choice is yours!
Approximate value: €299 EUR per group


Paris Half Day Private Guided Tour (Morning Excursion)

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before, a private tour with a professional, fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Paris. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. After all, it is your trip! Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system - whether by metro, bus, tram, train (train de banlieue commuter train or Grandes Lignes main line train), taxi, or even Batobus. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe the choice is yours!
Approximate value: €299 EUR per group


Seine Cruise & Illuminations (Winter Excursion) Enjoy a 1-hour cruise on the River Seine followed by a guided discovery tour to admire illuminated Paris, including the Concorde, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs Elysees.

Approximate value: €83 EUR per person


Show at Moulin Rouge - 1st Show Enjoy an unforgettable evening at Moulin Rouge, home of the French Cancan for more than a century. Half a bottle of champagne per person will be served during the spectacular "FEERIE" (Fairy) show.

Approximate value: €195 EUR per person